Five Mile Dream, The
building of the Mackinac Bridge, Michigan
Producer Handy (Jam) OrganizationSponsor U.S. Steel Co.Audio/Visual sound, color
January 6, 2014
Bridge Talk With Lowell Thomas
Excellent presentation showing what was needed to construct this bridge which joins the two Michigan peninsulas (Mackinaw City to St Ignace; [nowhere near Saginaw, btw]). Having learned their lessons from the Tacoma Narrows incident, this one has an open grate for a road for the passage of wind and drainage of rain ice and snow. Made the trip to the UP way easier!
Its interesting to note that the UP was given to Michigan in exchange for Ohio getting Toledo as a way of resolving the "Toledo War" (1840's?).
December 11, 2013
Put it down Lowell
Lowell Thomas, an admitted "Bridge" fan, ("No, not the card game") rants and raves about the new Saginaw Michigan bridge! Hot dog! This bridge's building techniques are very trunciated here, but it's all good, as it gives a rundown of the construction in it's 10 minute span.